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ID please

Carlsbad, CA(Zone 10a)

This plant is about 8' tall and 6' wide. Have shown this photo to several nurseries and no one knows what it is. Help!

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Beautiful, BC(Zone 8b)

Melianthus major

Contra Costa County, CA(Zone 9b)

Ditto. A unique plant, not often seen.
There is a smaller form, too, if your space is limited.

Carlsbad, CA(Zone 10a)

Thanks for the ID! On looking it up, "all parts of the plant are poisonous". Might not be the best in a garden but it is spectacular.

Beautiful, BC(Zone 8b)

It's a great plant for the garden. Just don't eat it. If you crush a leaf or brush on the plant, it smells of peanut butter. Even in my zone, this plant is used quite a bit as it is architecturally stunning but often gets hit by winter here.

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